Thought mindfulness was all spirulina smoothies, seaweed wraps and spin classes? You’re wrong – it’s more, so much more. Wellness has had a luxe makeover and affects where and how you spend your weekend, which is why we’ve scoped out three luxurious wellness retreats that will leave you feeling truly blissed out.
GRAYSHOTT HEALTH SPA
Deemed one of England’s best wellness retreats Condé Nast Traveller, Grayshott Health Spa comprises more than 47 acres of sprawling gardens and grounds, an hour away from bustling London – though a central London location is set to open later this year – and has been backed enthusiastically by wellness connoisseurs at Tatler, Porter magazine, the list goes on. Whether it’s stress relief or a total health overhaul you're after, Grayshott is the place to be.
You'll love: The Health Stay with various health booster treatments available, including everything from detox baths to dry flotation therapy. Because you’re worth it!
SHANTI-SOM WELLBEING RETREAT MALAGA
This is a holistic sanctuary so there will be less tempting you with sangria, more willing your body and mind into a state of blissful balance. Think of Shanti-Som as your one-stop destination for all things wellness, with therapies and treatments ranging from ayurvedic massages to aromatic anti-cellulite treatments and yes, plenty of yoga and Pilates too. Surrender and ommm it out in style.
You'll love: the Full Day Spa & Yoga, a day of total bliss which includes a massage, a 60-minute yoga class, lunch and a facial. We recommend a rental car to take in the serene views on the drive from Málaga airport.
BRENNERS PARK HOTEL & SPA
One of Germany’s most revered retreats, Brenners Park Hotel & Spa is an upmarket hotel and resort – with Michelin-starred dining, of course – near the historic spa town of Baden-Baden and is brimming with old-world charm. This oasis has rooms with breathtaking views overlooking the park and has been a home-away-from-home for royalty and A-listers for more than 140 years. Check in to revive and re-balance with relaxing massage therapies, or give your body a much-needed reset with tailor-made menus and firming body treatments.
You'll love: The marbled bathrooms. The plunge pools. The personal trainers at your disposal. And if that isn’t enough to tempt you, book two nights and get the third night for free.
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